• To improve the care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases
  • To be the recognized authority and resource on metabolic and bariatric surgery
  • To advance the science and understanding of metabolic and bariatric surgery


  • Identify existing and emerging gaps in guidelines/position statements
  • Increase understanding of clinical issues
  • Establish and disseminate standards and protocols
  • Establish timeline based on relative clinical importance of issues

Current Projects

  • New topics in statement development as a result of the “Call for Statement Topics”, Fall 2011: A) Metabolic Bone Disease (near completion); B) Standards for Outcome Reporting in Bariatric Literature
  • Subcommittee for the Review of Existing Statements and Guidelines completed update of Prophylactic Measures to Reduce Risk of Venous Thromboembolism (2007). Approved by EC and submitted to SOARD
  • Worked with the Emerging Technologies and Procedures Committee in development of a new guideline – Endoluminal Revision of Bariatric Procedures for Weight Regain – A Systematic Review
  • “Call for Statements” to be issued to committee chairs and general membership in Oct/Nov 2012 and then annually thereafter


Julie J. Kim, MD


Ann Rogers, MD

EC Liaison and Immediate Past Chair

Shanu N. Kothari, MD


Che Afaneh, MD
Mohamed Ali, MD
Ali Aminian, MD
Dan Azagury, MD
Guilherme Campos, MD
Jonathan Carter, MD
Juli Chang, MD
Eric DeMaria, MD
Dan Eisenberg, MD
Maher El Chaar, MD
Saber Ghiassi, MD
Jon Gould, MD
Brandon Grover, DO
Isam Hamdallah, MD
Marcelo Hinojosa, MD
Anna Ibele, MD
Jason Michael Johnson, DO
Mark Kligman, MD
Fady Moustarah, MD
Sabrena Noria, MD
Robert O’Rourke, MD
Pavlos Papasavas, MD
Manish Parikh, MD
Anthony Petrick, MD
Rana Pulatt, MD
Bruce Schirmer MD
Brian Smith, MD
Harvey Sugerman, MD
Dana Telem, MD

Ad Hoc Literature Review: Kara Kallies

IH Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee Liaisons: Allison Grupski PhD – Chair

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Martha Lindsey